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WHOA! This guy is, like, Totally Radical! He's a lot like The Stoner, except mostly without the drugs. But, you know, he might smoke some pot once in a while. Most of them don't actually surf, although some may own a surfboard for the sake of validity. But they're still most totally gnarly, bros. And they're most excellent in Surfer Speak. They are The Slacker and work only enough to pay for their cool sunglasses and board shorts.

They all tend to live in California, because they think California is the most excellent and all that. If not California dude, expect to be Hawaiʻi, Australia, or any cool place with a cool beach, with all the sun and the sand, and very surfable waves. Plus, there are way many hot girls there. Most triumphant!

Compare Valley Girl, Like Is, Like, a Comma, and Frat Bro.


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    Anime and Manga 

    Comic Books 
  • Surfing culture is an important part of the American manga Goofyfoot Gurl.
  • One of the villains in Madame Mirage is the aptly-named Dude, a airheaded surfer and bodybuilder from Malibu
  • Impact of Cyberforce was a carefree surfer until the accident that killed his father horribly maimed him. He still has long, unruly hair, though.
  • Superboy learns to surf while living in Hawaii and incorporates some surfer lingo and local pidgin into his already odd vocabulary.
  • Diablo House featured Riley, a more macabre variant on the stereotypical Californian surfer, as the comic's Horror Host.

    Fanfiction 
  • In the Captain Planet and the Planeteers fanfic Heroes for Earth, Gi's personality is that of a genius who is all about surfing and enjoying the life of a beach bum after her finishing college, until she gets a magic ring from the spirit of the Earth that allows her to control water and changes her life forever.
  • The White Foam Pirates from Voyages of the Wild Sea Horse are a whole pirate crew of them whom Ranma and company encounter shortly after arriving in the Grand Line. Save for sleezy fishman the Reefster they are laid back and friendly (a marked difference from many of the other pirates the heroes have encountered during their trip), happily competing against the Kamikazes whenever they cross paths and sharing in their mutual distaste for the World Government and the Marines.

    Films — Animated 
  • Downplayed example, but Jaller from BIONICLE: Mask of Light has been mocked by fans as sounding like a young and "overly American" surfer (despite being voiced by the Canadian Andrew Francis). In stark contrast to his voice, Jaller is a no-nonsense guardsman who values work over fun. Though he doesn't speak like a surfer, his demeanor and dialogue in the film are not as stern and eloquent as in earlier media. Francis was originally cast as Jaller's irresponsible, easy-going friend Takua (Jason Michas) until their roles were switched during recording, explaining Jaller's odd voice. While both Jaller and Takua are lava surfers and Jaller was described as a particularly good surfer in other media, this side of his character doesn't factor into the film's events.
  • Finding Nemo had that awesome elder statesman of surfing, Crush the Turtle. For a totally bogus time, he was going to be more of a gnarly balls-out insane hippie dude. Then director Andrew Stanton kicked it with some aging surfers, realized how totally righteous they were, and a scene-stealer was born, dude!
  • Mr. Conductor Jr in Thomas and the Magic Railroad, even though he doesn't talk like a surfer nor isn't protrayed stereotypically.
  • A Bug's Life: One of the grasshoppers (the one that finds Dot's bandanna) speaks with this kind of voice.
  • Madagascar: Polish dub changes Marty into one, replacing his Jive Turkey jargon by making him speak in a Totally Radical manner.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Bill & Ted: Bill S. Preston and Ted "Theodore" Logan speak with quite a lot of surfer slang, despite being metalheads instead of surfers. They're from San Dimas, which is in Southern California, but far from the ocean.
  • The eponymous Brice de Nice (Jean Dujardin), a French parody of Point Break, which started off as TV sketch comedy.
  • Point Break (1991) features surfer dudes who stick up banks.
  • The titular Surf Ninjas weren't really ninjas at all, but at least surfed.
  • Brice De Nice.! "Hey, how's waxin'?", "Hey, just relaxin'", "Je t'ai cassé"/Burned !' Subverted, as he doesn't even know how to swim (he knows how to swim, but not in water) and tries to surf in the Mediterranean Sea (where there are no waves).
  • Being that the whole thing is set in the beaches of California, Surf Nazis Must Die has a gang of your typical surfer dudes called Designer Waves.
  • in Apocalypse Now, Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore is a rarified creature; a Blood Knight Surfer Dude. Lance is a much more straightforward example.
  • Averted in Soul Surfer. All the "surfer dudes" and "surfer chicks" talk and behave like normal and reasonably well brought up people. There are even adult surfers who act like, well, adults.
  • In the gay romance Shelter (2007), Zach, Shaun and Gabe all qualify. Though there is more focus on the artistic and diligent sides of Zach and Shaun, as well as their romance with each other. Gabe is a straight example, though, as he provides the image for this very page.
  • Mitchel in Airborne, to the point that he starts cracking while away from the ocean. He even tries to cope with it by putting his surfboard on his bed and pretending he's surfing.
  • All the main characters in Lords of Dogtown are surfers, and while the slang usage isn't quite as extreme as some examples, they have the long hair and chill attitude.

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    Live-Action TV 
  • Burn Notice: Michael Westen pretends to be one of these for a bit in an episode in season one. He notably rolls his eyes when he stops with the "Duuuuuuuude!"
  • Charlie's Angels: Kris is a skilled surfer.
  • General Hospital: Spinelli starts off as this. His surfer slang turns to Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness over the course of the few years he's been on through transformation into The Woobie.
  • Knight Rider 2008: Zoe, while being a Cunning Linguist and Asian and Nerdy, speaks like a surfer (awesome is her favorite word) so it is no surprise when she turns out to be an actual surfer chick, which allows her to get some field experience in 'Knight of the Iguana'.
  • The Latest Buzz: Wilder is more of a skateboarder, but his speech is, like, totally Surfer Dude.
  • The Mickey Mouse Club: Emerald Cove, the teen soap that was a Show Within a Show on the 1990s revival, featured a character nicknamed "Wipeout", who was an avid surfer and is actually Smarter Than You Look, but didn't like people to know that side of him.
  • NCIS: Los Angeles: Marty Deeks is a downplayed version. A born-and-raised Angeleno, he has the looks and the passion for surfing, but rarely slips into the stereotypical lingo (as a full-time law enforcement officer he can't exactly do so in a professional setting).
  • Neighbours: Scott Robinson, as he loves swimming, going to the beach, and surfing, just like his actor. Although, like Junior from the "Thomas" movie, he (nor his actor) doesn't talk like a surfer nor was protrayed stereotypically.
  • The Nightly Show: Parodied whenever Larry interviews a "Radical Muslim"... invariably on the beach or the slopes. He's a totally radical Muslim who thinks it's like, totally bogus the way his religion is being misused and mischaracterized.
  • Power Rangers Ninja Storm: Oddly flipped around - while Tori was the pro surfer of the team, it was motorbike fanatic Dustin who most resembled this stereotype.
  • Physical: Tyler, a laid-back San Diego beach bro who can barely string two sentences together, loves weed, and can't resist the call of the waves, even with a diagnosis of surfer's ear.
  • Saved by the Bell: Bayside High School seems to be largely populated by surfer dudes and dudettes. The show was set in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, so this is probably Truth in Television for any high school or college located in that particular area of Los Angeles county in Real Life. Bayside High School and the surrounding areas like the movie theater or the mall are just chock full of this subculture, as Surfer Dudes wander around the halls of Bayside so that they can comment that whatever Zack and his friends are up to is "radical!" and "awwwesome." Played for Laughs of course. Naturally, the episodes that take place at the Malibu Sands beach resort have the gang interacting with a veritable army of surfer dudes and dudettes (much to Stacy Carosi's initial chagrin).
  • Search: PROBE agent C.R. Grover. His beach lifestyle, coupled with his success with the ladies, is no small source of annoyance to his boss Cameron.
  • Seinfeld: One episode has Elaine dating a guy named Tony. He is not a surfer, but he has a surfer-like attitude, and he likes dangerous activities. George admires him, but Jerry is not impressed.

    Music 
  • The Beach Boys popularized surfing and its style in their early days, and are still commonly associated with the sport. However, Dennis Wilson and Bruce Johnston were the only ones of the band who surfed in real life.
  • Weezer, who don't surf either, lightheartedly spoof this trope in "Surf Wax America."
  • Many songs by The Ziggens either feature surfer lingo or exaggerated fake surfer accents, including "Outside," "Surf's Up," and numerous instrumentals.

    Pinball 
  • Bally's Dr. Dude totally plays this straight, dude!
  • In Medieval Madness, the Valley Girl princess uses a little bit of the lingo.
    "This duh-RAGON is, like, SO gnarly!"
    "Chill OUT, dragon dude!"
    "Save me, hero dude!"

    Professional Wrestling 
  • "Surfer" Ray Odyssey, whose ring attire looked like a wet suit, minus the mask and flippers. He had stints in the National Wrestling Alliance, American Wrestling Association, ECW and others. He was a jobber in the WWF though he did manage to beat Tasmaniac. He was part of the Surf & Turf tag team with Jimmy Deo and the Beach Bullies with Inferno Kid.
  • Sting used to have a surfer dude look before settling on a The Crow-inspired Perky Goth look that he would become best known for.
  • The Sandman, before he became known for drinking beer, originally had that name in reference to the fact he was a surfer dude.
  • Rob Van Dam sometimes talked like this in WWE. In TNA he began to act much differently, although sometimes he still acknowledges that the Surfer Dude is part of his personality. He is also The Stoner.
  • The perpetually depressed Raven regards his time as surfer dude Scotty Flamingo with shame and will degenerate into madness if the crowd chants Scotty, Flamingo or anything surfer related at him.
  • Genki Horiguchi was at first known for having a long haired surfer gimmick, however, fans began chanting H-A-G-E at him in Toryumon when his hair started receding. So he became the HAGE of evil, one of the most popular wrestlers in Dragon Gate.
  • Micah Taylor, who was dubbed "Sandy Beach" in Pro Wrestling ZERO1 because of this trait and his dirty blond hair. His finishing move is, not surprisingly, Wipe Out.
  • Tracy Taylor's not so much a surfer dude but a lover of all good things Hawaii, which just happens to include surfing.
  • From Kaiju Big Battel came Tadd Bradley, Hawaiian Paddler who was a surfer martial artist chicken from Hawaii. Most of his finishing moves make use of his board too.
  • Puerto Rican Gangster Grizzled Youth by contrast has laughed at his time as a jobber surfer dude and has poked fun at the "Dreadlocked Demolition Man" Tyler Reks for his own period as a jobber surfer dude in WWECW.
  • Randy McKenzie carries a surfboard to the ring and his wrestling gear even resembles swim trunks.
  • The Magnificent Championship Wrestling Heavyweight title holder Johnny Wave, a throwback surfer dude. Even his photos are washouts.
  • After Demolition dissolved, Brian Adams entirely changed his ring gear and attitude, entering his face "Kona Crush" era, wherein he emphasized his Hawaiian background and would frequently throw "shaka brah"s.
  • In Progress Wrestling there's Chuck Mambo, in and out of the ring. Beach balls are even thrown around the crowd while he makes his entrance.

    Stand-Up Comedy 
  • Whenever Christopher Titus relates a story of his teenage years in southern California he assumes this persona, though he was more of a skater than a surfer.

    Video Games 
  • Ivan Rodriguez in Snatcher was an air surfer, dude. Subverted when it turned out he actually did have the drugs, also, dude.
  • Maniac Mansion has Jeff Woodie, one of protagonist Dave's friends who has thick blond hair, beach-going clothes, and in the PC versions, he's barefoot; on the game's cover art, he's even depicted carrying a surfboard. In the introduction, he says he thought the gang was going to the beach. He doesn't really bring anything useful to the quest to save Sandy, though he has an uncanny knack for repairing broken telephones.
  • Punch-Out!!: Super Macho Man has fully transformed into one of these in the Wii edition. His new Theme Music positively screams this.
  • The surfer otter from Spyro: A Hero's Tail on Coastal Remains, who gave you the "Fill the Pool" mini quest. He was such an obvious parody that his talk after you beat the quest is nothing but him saying the word dude a dozen times.
  • In the American version of Kingdom Hearts II, Xigbar has this accent, though he's not just ANY old dude…
  • Matt Engarde from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice For All totally talks like this, dude. Like, even when he's arrested, y'know? At least until he decides to drop the charade...
  • Inverted in Pokémon. Morty, a Ghost Gym Leader, has a look very similar to a stereotypical surfer dude in GSC. His design was changed to fit his type in HGSS, though.
    • And then there's Brawly.
    • With Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 comes a new Gym Leader, Marlon.
    • Joining them in Pokémon Sun and Moon is Raichu's Alolan form, not to mention the Male Swimmer and Hiker Trainer-Classes (the Hiker in particular has always been an overweight, older-looking man in previous generations).
    • Gholdengo in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet takes on the typical personality of a surfer dude, complete with a friendly demeanor, dreadlock hair, and a surfboard that it can create to move around with.
  • The Gunner in Monday Night Combat, who is even actually Hawaiian. His taunts include touting Maui as the best and using his dual mini gun as a board! "Become one with Kai, brah."
  • Moose in Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 3: Lair of the Leviathan. And this dude talks in Surfer Slang, bro.
  • Inazuma Eleven has an Okinawan student Tsunami Jousuke, introduced as a regular Surfer Dude who also happens to be in a football club. His initial special ability in a football match is to create a huge wave out of nowhere and surf along it (as seen here). In the English dub, he speaks with a surfer dude accent.
  • Yun-seong dresses like one in Soul Calibur III.
  • Double Dragon Neon runs on nostalgic Camp and applies "bro" anywhere it possibly can (Bro-op, Bro-dozer, Ro-Bro) along with Billy and Jimmy using words like "tubular" or "un-gnarly".
  • Reality-On-The-Norm has the character Josh Beachcomber, who is the protagonist of the game Purity of the Surf.
  • The North American version of Super Mario World uses some of the lingo for the names of the Special World stages.
  • Artie from Labyrinthine Dreams has some of these traits, including referring to everyone as "man" or "dude" regardless of gender.
  • Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time:
    • Surfer Zombie took up surfing because he thought it would make him look cool. But then he was a natural, and he did become cool.
    • The entire Big Wave Beach world is built around this theme. Dr. Zomboss even writes in surfer speech.
  • Ponder Stibbons speaks that way in Discworld II. Possibly because he's made to resemble a computer scientist from California.
  • Mega Man Star Force has Ken Suther, owner of the Battle Card shop "Big Wave". In the third game he gets a Wizard named Hang Ten who matches the motif.
  • Slipstream 5000 has Ted "Malibu" Beech, one of the drivers. He comes from California, talks Totally Radical, dresses like he's on a beach (rather than a racetrack), and calls his vehicle the Wave Rider.
  • The Touryst features a few surfers attending a competition on Hawayy Island. You, too, can join them by buying some shorts from a vendor in the same area.
  • Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude! has the title character going around and collecting things for a pendant to lift a curse that would keep him from ever being able to surf again. Bonus points for being a video game based off of a tabletop game created by a real life surfer.

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    Webcomics 

    Web Originals 
  • Inverted in a way with Joseph Trundle, a basketball player in the Furry Basketball Association. He is an English nobleman—12th Baron Overstone, to be exact. (Yes, he is often called Lord Trundle, a Shout-Out to the Fern Hollow series). He has the appropriate mannerisms and accent of the peerage—but is an avid surfer, and plans to use a ocean-side manor in northern Scotland as a surfing resort when he retires from sports, advertising the waves as some of the most dangerous in the world.
    • The one who taught him to surf, Desmond Macon, fits this trope to a T.
  • From We Are Our Avatars, there's William Palakiko. He is also Broseidon, God of the Brocean. This fits him because surfers would love to manipulate the ocean tides to get few "gnarly" waves.

    Western Animation 
  • The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987), particularly Michaelangelo. Cowabunga!
    • Word of God from David Wise is that he originally wanted the turtles to speak in inner city slang, but it was the pre-hip hop era and so it all sailed over the heads of the studio execs. So he ended up using surfer speak instead. Still, he likes to note that the first line of dialogue from any of the turtles in the original animated series is to call a random mook "home boy."
    • Unlike a lot of the examples on this page, Michelangelo would occasionally be seen surfing, sometimes in the sewers and sometimes being lucky enough to catch some actual waves in an actual ocean. (And if surfing wasn't an option, skateboarding would do in a pinch.)
      • In the movies they alternate between this and Brooklyn Rage in a weird attempt to appeal to both the comic-reading adult and cartoon-watching kid audiences. More specifically, Raphael stood for the Brooklyn Rage and Michelangelo for the majority of the surfer lingo.
  • This was one of the tropes parodied by Poochie on The Simpsons. While he was depicted as more of a skateboarder than a surfer, his Totally Radical presentation screams Surfer Dude.
    • Played straight with the recurrent petty criminal Snake Jailbird, who for some unexplained reason, talks like a Surfer Dude despite never being shown to surf or ever indicated to be from California.
    • Bart Simpson is famous for using a little surfer slang, like "Cowabunga, Man!", befitting of his devil-may-care attitude, love of skateboarding, and the culture of the early 90s his character was originally conceived in.
  • Naturally, Silver Surfer is depicted as one in The Super Hero Squad Show.
  • Fresh TV seems to like this character type, because it shows up prominently on nearly all of their animated series.
    • Jude Lizowski from 6teen. Although he's a skateboarder rather than a surfer, his Totally Radical speech patterns, slacking mannerisms, and extremely laidback Nice Guy personality are a dead ringer many traits associated with the classic surfer dude.
    • Geoff from the Total Drama series. Being a surfer isn't as much of a defining trait for him compared to his girlfriend Bridgette (whose attitude is more like a Granola Girl than a typical surfer), but he still loves it as much as she does and also talks, acts, and dresses like a classic surfer dude, with Totally Radical speech patterns, a laidback approach to life, and a shirt he never buttons up as if he's always at the beach.
      • In Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race, Geoff teams up with his best friend from home and fellow surfer dude Brody, with their team name being "The Surfers". We also finally see Geoff surfing for the first time in the franchise in the episode "Last Tango in Buenos Aires".
      • Chris McLean, the host of the Total Drama series, has a distinctive surfer dude-like manner of speech and shares the chill attitude (although in his case, it's more due to being Faux Affably Evil). Perhaps not coincidentally, he and the aforementioned Jude Lizowski are both voiced by Christian Potenza.
      • In the 2023 reboot, we are introduced to Zee. While he's never seen surfing, he carries many of the traits associated with surfer dudes, including an extremely mellow personality and a similar manner of speaking. He's also to shown to own a surfboard in his audition tape.
    • Most of the cast of Stōked are avid surfers, due to the fact that the show is set at a surfing resort. However, most of them don't conform to the stereotype, with the notable exceptions of Broseph (who shares many of the abovementioned Jude and Geoff's traits, most prominently being chill and laidback to a fault) and hotel bus driver The Big Kahuna (whose hippie-like "old retired surfer" character often borders on being a Cloud Cuckoolander).
  • In the Samurai Jack two-part episode "Scotsman Saves Jack", Jack loses his memory and starts talking like a Surfer Dude.
  • Harold the helicopter gained a surfer accent in the more recent episodes of Thomas & Friends.
  • Dinosaur Train:
    • Overlapping with G-Rated Stoner, Morris Stegosaurus is easy-going, has a strong surfer accent, and uses the words "dude" and "awesome" a lot.
    • Jess Hesperornis talks in a Totally Radical manner and is associated with water, being a diving bird.
    • Cornelius has a slow voice and is very laid-back; being a crab, he's associated with water, and says he likes to float in the pond.
  • My Little Pony examples:
    • Sunny Daze is presented like this in My Little Pony (G3).
    • Shining Armor from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has the accent, but not the dialect.
    • Same with Soarin from the Wonderbolts. He has a surfer-like voice but doesn't use the lingo.
    • Sandbar has a surfer-like voice and uses a bit of lingo.
  • All five Skysurfers in Skysurfer Strike Force do surf (even if it's Sky Surfing). Crazy Stunts sky surfs, ocean surfs, and speaks the surfer lingo, so he exemplifies this trope the best.
  • Gill Waterman, the Creature from the Black Lagoon expy in Gravedale High, together with his Surfer Speak.
  • Fender, half of the two-headed hero Headbanger from Toxic Crusaders, is a stereotypical surfer dude, much to the chagrin of Headbanger's other half Dr. Bender.
  • In Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Captain Planet's Evil Knockoff Captain Pollution inexplicably talked like a stereotypical Californian surfer.
  • The Oh Yeah! Cartoons short "The Feelers" featured a spider with a surfer accent named Legs.
  • One of the characters featured in the Slimer! segments of The Real Ghostbusters was a bellhop at the Sedgewick Hotel named Bud, who talked with a surfer accent. He's confirmed to be from California in the series bible.
  • Biker Mice from Mars
    • Several episodes of the original 1993 cartoon had the Biker Mice listen to a radio DJ named Sweet Georgie Brown, who talked like a Californian surfer and even used the standard lingo on occasion.
    • The 2006 series episode "Surfer Cats of Saturn" had the Biker Mice meet a tribe of Catatonian surfers living on Saturn's moon Titan. The tribe's leader Tane and the treacherous member Po'ele both have the typical Californian surfer accent.
  • Wishfart: King Neptune is depicted as one. Due to being voiced by Christian Potenza, he sounds almost exactly like Jude from 6teen mentioned above.
  • An episode Totally Spies! had the villain and side characters speak in surf slang. Clover knows how to speak this dialect and acts as a translator for Sam and Alex. Plus, the episode's mission takes place on various beaches around the world, and includes cool surfing tricks.
  • The Ewoks episode "The Season Scepter" featured a quartet of siblings who personified the four seasons, with the one representing Summer being the Sun King, a rotund, yellow-skinned fellow wearing a Hawaiian shirt and swimming trunks who talked with a surfer accent.
  • The animated adaptation of U.S. Acres in Garfield and Friends changed Bo Sheep into one of these. He has the accent and uses some of the slang. Compared to the other characters, Bo is also rather chilled-out and had an entire segment, "Keeping Cool", about his relative inability to anger. Being that the series takes place on an inland farm, Bo isn't depicted surfing, but in the segment "Secrets of the Animated Cartoon" he is shown to own a few surfboards.
  • The Beatles: Surf Wolf, the antagonist of the episode "From Me To You" could be considered this in spite of the fact his dialogue is along the line of a dimbulb teen thug (this was 1965, before the "dude" lingo was in vogue). He challenges George to a surfing duel, so some girls give George a crash course in surfing.
  • Zak Storm: The titular hero Zak Storm is an accomplished surfer, both on the waves and in the sky. Before ending up in The Bermuda Triangle, he even had a surfing vlog. His surfing experience, specifically his understanding of physical balance as well as his reflexes, helped him quickly become an accomplished sword fighter.
  • The Unstoppable Yellow Yeti: Protagonist Osmo is a 12-year-old one. He's very laidback, wears a Hawaiian t-shirt by default, and used to live on a tropical island paradise until he moved to Winterton.
  • The 2014 Made-for-TV Movie Monster Beach features surfing very prominently, so naturally, this applies to most of the characters, including aspiring child protagonists Jan and Dean. However, among the cast, Uncle Woody and Brainfreeze are the most like a classic Surfer Dude, being extremely laidback beach bum-types who can be surprisingly profound for their spaced-out attitudes.

    Real Life 
  • Mark Twain encountered them on Hawai'i in 1895, then the Sandwich Islands, making this Older Than Radio. Twain tried it, and promptly wiped out.
    In one place we came upon a large company of naked natives, of both sexes and all ages, amusing themselves with the national pastime of surf-bathing. Each heathen would paddle three or four hundred yards out to sea, (taking a short board with him), then face the shore and wait for a particularly prodigious billow to come along; at the right moment he would fling his board upon its foamy crest and himself upon the board, and here he would come whizzing by like a bombshell! It did not seem that a lightning express train could shoot along at a more hair-lifting speed. I tried surf-bathing once, subsequently, but made a failure of it. I got the board placed right, and at the right moment, too; but missed the connection myself. The board struck the shore in three-quarters of a second, without any cargo, and I struck the bottom about the same time, with a couple of barrels of water in me. None but natives ever master the art of surf-bathing thoroughly.
  • Craig Venter, CEO of Celera Gemonics and head of the parallel Human Genome Project. He has now joined together his love of the water and love of biology by running a gene sequencing lab on a yacht.
  • Kary Mullis, 1993 Nobel laureate in chemistry. He surfs, does LSD, lives in California, and is quite nuts.
  • Hollister, a sub-brand of Abercrombie and Fitch, cultivates this trope with the use of palm trees, beach sunsets, and a summery, carefree feel in its advertisements. The logo even has a seagull on it.
  • "Rockin' Fig," a fixture of the Southern California surf scene for decades. He served as the announcer for the US Open of Surfing for years, gave daily surf reports on Los Angeles' KROQ, and runs a surf shop in Huntington Beach.
  • A good command of English is pretty much the hallmark of a good education/upbringing in Israel, so you can hear more well-to-do people peppering their speech with English loanwords and phrases, and some young Israelis even go as far as communicating very often if not (almost) exclusively in English when chatting online. Among the more common words used, younger people often use the loanword 'dude' (even imitating the long vowel―Hebrew doesn't have those) only when saying, e.g., 'Dude, seriously/wow,' so ironically, saying 'dude' like that in Israel pretty much conveys the message of 'I'm cool and laid back but also smart and kinda rich'.
  • Chris Hemsworth is such a passionate surfer that he once broke into Manly Tears over his dad meeting and surfing with legendary surfer Kelly Slater.
  • Throughout The '40s, Marilyn Monroe was a surfer and she enjoyed the surfer lifestyle.

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